March 14, 2012

Local Product Taylor Anderson Joins EWU Women’s Golf Program

After helping lead her high school team to back-to-back Idaho 4A State Championships, Moscow native decides to bring talents to Cheney

Throughout her four years at Moscow High School, Taylor Anderson excelled in three different sports. But starting next fall, she will direct her attention to just one. Anderson has signed a national letter of intent to play golf at Eastern Washington University.

Anderson is a four-year varsity letterwinner in both golf and basketball, and a three-year letterwinner in volleyball. She helped lead the Moscow girls’ golf team to back-to-back Idaho 4A State Championships in 2009-10 and 2010-11. Individually, Anderson was the runner up in 2010 after firing a two-round total of 158 (78-80). She finished fourth in 2011 with an almost identical score of 159 (79-80).

“Taylor is a true athlete,” said EWU head golf coach Brenda Howe. “She has a lot of competitive experience having played three sports in high school. I am really excited though to see how far she can go when she focuses on just one. I think she has a very high ceiling.”

Anderson finished fifth out of 24 total competitors at the 2011 Washington Junior Golf Association State Championship with a 54-hole score of 238 (84-75-79). In 2009, she tied for first at the Idaho Junior Golf Association Championship in Pocatello.

Anderson also won the 2010 Clarkston Invitational after firing a 74, and earned individual medalist honors at the Sandpoint Invitational that same year with a single-round score of 77.

Anderson was also a standout on the basketball court for four years at MHS. She was recently named the All-Inland Empire League Player of the Year after leading her team to an IEL title, and a fifth-place finish at the state tournament. Anderson averaged 8.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game throughout her senior campaign. She was also an All-IEL selection as a sophomore and junior. In 2010-11, Anderson helped lead Moscow to a fourth-place finish at state.

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